Jun 23 2022, 1:00 PM EDT

Webinars: Professional Learning Series on Community Schools

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, American Federation of Teachers, Coalition for Community Schools, Learning Policy Institute, National Center for Community Schools, Netter Center for Community Partnerships, and the National Education Association

This six-part learning series takes an in-depth look at how community schools can transform student learning and outcomes by lifting up best practices and identifying how federal relief funds have been used to support community schools. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education in partnership with the American Federation of Teachers, Coalition for Community Schools, Learning Policy Institute, National Center for Community Schools, National Education Association, and the Netter Center for Community Partnerships, the series takes place over several weeks in summer 2022.

Launching a Community School: Using Deep Engagement and Visioning to Understand Root Causes and Identify Shared Priorities

June 23, 2022, 2 p.m. ET | This webinar will focus on the initial stages of launching a community school, and specifically on the process of engaging students, staff, families and community members in a deep and collaborative needs and assets assessment. The panelists will discuss ways to engage stakeholders both before and after hiring a full-time community school coordinator.
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Pursuing the Full-Service Community Schools Federal Grant and Other Funding to Braid, Blend, and Sustain Funding for Community Schools

June 3, 2022 | This live-streamed panel explored key federal, state, and local funding sources that can be leveraged for Community Schools and how to approach a process of combining and integrating funding to help sustain efforts. The panel featured speakers from the U.S. Department of Education discussing the Full-Service Community Schools grant, which will open the application process in a few weeks. Also speaking were leaders from University of Pennsylvania’s Netter Center for Community Partnerships and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL).

Community Schools: An Evidence-based Whole Child Approach to Education

May 26, 2022 | The first event in the series focused on community schools as a whole child strategy with promise for addressing both the impacts the pandemic has had on schools and students and for reimagining public schools to better serve all students. Participants discussed what it takes to operate a quality, sustainable community school; how community schools have enabled educators to support students through the pandemic; and what makes community schools an effective strategy for supporting the whole child.

 


The professional learning series’ events, information, and resources are free and open to the public.